How to build a psychological immune system

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How to build a psychological immune system: how get through tough times and bounce back stronger than ever. Resilience is when something terrible happens but you bounce back—every bit as happy, healthy, and strong as you were before. So what's the one thing better than resilience? Coming back stronger. Psychology writer Jay Dixit on the new psychology of post-traumatic growth.

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  • How would you react? Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • How would you react? Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • Trauma Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Well-Being pain damage negative event Time Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • Well-Being Post-Traumatic negative event Time Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • Post-Traumatic Resilience Well-Being pain + time normal negative event Time Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • PostTraumatic Growth Well-Being pain growth negative event Time Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • PostTraumatic Growth Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • How to Build a Psychological Immune System Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • 1. Practice mind control events feelings getting red depression Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • 1. Practice mind control events thoughts feelings getting red Im a failure. depression Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • 2. Rewrite your story Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • 2. Rewrite your story Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • Youre the hero Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • 3. Find meaning in tragedy Maybe I got red because Im supposed to start my own business. My fathers death is what led me to become a doctor. I believe I got Parkinsons because I was meant to raise awareness. Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • 4. Explain negative events optimistically personal permanent out of my control Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • 4. Explain negative events optimistically personal external permanent temporary out of my control what I can do Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • 5. Expect a comeback Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • 5. Expect a comeback Wednesday, September 12, 12
  • Jay Dixit twitter.com/jaydixit dixit@aya.yale.edu jaydixit.com Wednesday, September 12, 12